3 held for selling drugs in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada

South India

Three people including two foreign nationals were held for allegedly selling drugs and ganja in Vijayawada, police said.


Acting on a tip-off, Task Force of Vijayawada Police laid a trap and arrested three persons selling drugs and Ganja within the range of Penamaluru police station.

The accused identified as Mohammad Gahel Rasool (25), a native of Sudan, Yona Lishwa Shabani (26) from Tanzania and Koneru Arjun who hail from Delhi.

As per the report, 17 grams of Methylene Dioxy Methamphetamine (MDMA), 150 gms Ganja, some bitcoins, Huccah instrument and 3 cell phones were recovered from their possession.

According to police, Arjun has been residing in Vijayawada since past 4 years, got into Ganja business.

During interrogation, Arjun revealed that he has been purchasing drugs and ganja from Rasool and Shabani. 

The two foreigners told police they were bringing drugs from Bengaluru and selling in Vijayawada.

A case has been filed in the matter.


With inputs from ANI

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